Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Looking for NM feminist contacts

Do you know feminist contacts in NM, who might be able to attend the National NOW conference in Albuqurqee from June 27-29? I want to make sure they get memberships before the cutoff date of 3/29, so they can vote during this important bylaws-changing conference. Even if they do not want to become members, I would love to invite them to attend this conference, especially since it's a Women of Color and allies conference. Thank you!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

March 21-23: V-Day events in NYC with NOW performers

Please join NOW sisters at the following event. Thanks!

The 4th Universalist Society presents two of Eve Ensler's works for its annual V-Day festival - a global celebration of women which helps to end violence and discrimination in more than 180 countries. They will be presenting both THE GOOD BODY and THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES from March 21 - 23

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Action Alert: 60 years in prison for firing warning shot against abusive husband


It's unconscionable that a woman who stands her ground against an abusive ex-husband could get 20 years in prison - never mind 60!

Marissa Alexander was given a 20 year sentence for firing a non-lethal warning shot at her ex-husband, moments after he choked her and just days after giving birth. State Attorney Angela Corey prosecuted her anyway. The appeals court has overturned Alexander's conviction -- and now Corey wants a 60 year sentence against her.

This isn't the first time State Attorney Angela Corey has misused her power. She needs to go.

Corey claims she is only doing her job. But in reality, she exercises broad prosecutorial discretion. Who does she think she's fooling?

Will you email State Attorney Angela Corey and demand that she resign?

The nation has watched in horror as this racist, sexist State Attorney has misused her position over and over. For that, she should resign and refrain from public office -- for 60 years.

It's clear that Angela Corey cannot do her job fairly, equitably or competently - so she must resign.

Thank you for all you do for women's equality,

--Terry, Chitra, Bonnie and the rest of us here at NOW

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Action Alert: SD violating federal law to take Native kids away from parents

Did you know that the State of South Dakota is kidnapping children from Lakota parents and putting 90% of the kids with non-Native families, in violation of federal law? That's because the State receives $70,000 yearly per Lakota child it puts into foster care.